Gajara: 8 definitions


Gajara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gajar.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gajara in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Daucus carota subsp. sativus (Hoffm.) Arcang. from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Carota sativa, Daucus carota var. sativus. For the possible medicinal usage of gajara, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Gajara [गजरा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume from the Orchidaceae (Orchid) family.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Gajara in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos potatorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos stuhlmannii Gilg) (Latin potator, oris ‘drinker’ (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1893)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1984)
· E-Journal of Chemistry (2007)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gajara (गजर).—m (S, but the ja is both j & dz.) A clash of musical instruments. 2 The chimes at the expiration of a watch. 3 The shout or acclamation at a kathā &c.; any loud shouting. Ex. parā paśyantī madhyamā vaikharī || gajarēṃ gāti cārahi nārī ||. 4 fig. Proclaiming loudly and generally: also publicity or notoriety.

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gajarā (गजरा).—m ( H) A wreath of flowers. 2 A particular bracelet (of pearls &c.) 3 The seed of gajaragōṭī. 4 A marble of lac.

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gājara (गाजर).—n (garjara S) A carrot, Daucus carota. Pr. gājarācī tuḷā &c. See tulā. gājarāsārakhā hōṇēṃ To be flushed or red with anger.

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gājarā (गाजरा).—a (gājara) Carrot-like, reddish and soft;--used of hoofs, esp. of horse-hoofs.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gajara (गजर).—m A clash of musical instruments. The shout or acclamation at a kathā &c. An alarm, alarum-of a clock or watch. gajarācēṃ ghaḍyāḷa An alarm clock or watch.

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gajarā (गजरा).—m A wreath of flowers. A parti- cular bracelet (of pearls, &c.).

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gājara (गाजर).—n A corrot. gājarāsārakhā hōṇēṃ Be flush- ed, red with anger.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gājara (गाजर).—A carrot.

Derivable forms: gājaram (गाजरम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gājara (गाजर):—a carrot, [Brahma-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Gajara (गजर) [Also spelled gajar]:—(nm) the chimes (generally rung after every four hours); morning-bells; ~[dama] very early in the morning.

2) Gajarā (गजरा) [Also spelled gajra]:—(nm) a thick flower-garland; bracelet.

3) Gājara (गाजर) [Also spelled gajar]:—(nf) carrot; —[mūlī] petty things.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Gajarā (गजरा):—n. 1. a garland of flowers; 2. an embroidered mat made of straw;

2) Gājara (गाजर):—n. carrot;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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